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an apartment in a boston suburb. president obama promises those behind this will be brought to justice. >> we will find out who did this and why they did this. any response groups will feel the weight of justice. >> it's tuesday, april 16. i am scott thuman. >> i'm greta kreuz, in for cynne simpson. first, let's a check on traffic and weather. meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> good morning. we have a cloudy start. patchy mist in a few spots. temperatures in the 50's. 57 in d.c.'s today, we will continue to have an unsettled week with a lot of opportunities for a few showers. temperatures will be above average the next several days. we should top 70 in this afternoon. cooldown expected by the weekend. more details on that in a few minutes from the belfort furniture weather center. now, let's check on traffic with jamee. >> mostly quiet. utility work in the weeds and area of maryland, georgia avenue at university boulevard, a couple lanes blocked. light volume. pennsylvania avenue, woodyard road, overnight construction. nih, on thea near southbound side, one lane getting by. in light volume. road
a spokesperson for the pakistani taliban is denying any role in all this. president obama has sent resources to this area and he said those responsible will feel the weight of justice. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we're hearing from a runner from rockville who was in boston when the bombs went off. ,> tom roussey is in boston continuing live team coverage with the latest. massachusetts'governor says this will not be business as usual in boston today. you can see evidence of that behind me where police and shut down many streets surrounding the square that's a few blocks away from where the marathon ended. that's the area where the bombs went off yesterday. there were a number of folks from the d.c. area around when that happened. spirit video from yesterday. there were hundreds of runners from the d.c. area, from northern virginia, maryland, the district, who had finished by this stage or in the process of finishing. fortunately, we have not heard of any injuries from folks in this area. we spoke last night to a member of a, montgomery county road runners. dan li
bombing. as president obama made clear today, there's still no evidence of who is responsible for this act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> reporter: the fbi agents tell us they have tons of video and somewhere in there will be a picture of the person who planted these two bombs, diane. >> speaking of pictures, i want to ask you about a photo that everybody was e-mailing today. it is a man standing up on top of a roof. you can move in there, you see it right there. what do you know about it? >> reporter: well, it's very intriguing, but authorities say they're giving it no special priority. it's one of many tips and leads they're following. they're really focusing on the person who had that unusually heavy black bag the day of theerates. >> as you said the strongest clues are in the nature of the bomb. up next, abc's jim avila shows us just how far the blast from the bombs traveled. >> reporter: the killer bombs likely contained less than two pounds of common black p
come to .ring to justice president obama spoke again this morning. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that is it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> authorities spent the night at a residence near the airport. they questioned a young saudi student considered a person of interest. >> the president, 11:30 this morning mating rite -- made remarks about the situation and about to get whoever is responsible for these terror acts. listening to what the president said not long ago. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act. given what we now know by what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target civilians it is an act of terror. what we do not yet know however is who killed -- who was killed carrying out the tech, whether it was foreign or domestic, or if it was a lone individual. that is what we do not yet know. clearly we are at the beginning of the investigation. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. ourill find whoever harmed citizens,
. >> reporter: president obama was notified in minutes and while he was not ready to use the word "terrorist" he made this vow. >> we will find out who did this and why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: but new york congressman peter king is willing to point fingers. >> it has all the earmarks of an al qaeda attack. it reminds me of what happened in times square in 2010. it could end up being someone else but it has all the indicators of being an al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated attack. >> reporter: for rebecca roach and all the runners who ran with full hearts and their loved ones who cheered them on it's so incomprehensible and so wrong. >> why? i don't understand. i can't find reason in it. >> reporter: so it was a day of heart break here in hostage and of heroism. bruce mendelson who is an army veteran was on the scene and responded. you were right at the finish line? >> i was in a post-race party at 667 boylston street on the third floor of a building. the f
't running they wouldn't have been hurt. >> president obama is vowing those responsible for the bombing will feel the full weight of justice. and the commander-in-chief promised all federal resources at hand. >> i have also spoken with governor patrick and mayor menino and made it clear they have every single federal resource necessary to care for victims and counsel the families. an that all americans stand with the people of boston. >> the white house says the attack is being treated as an act of terrorism. >> in washington, lawmakers observed a moment of silence. moments after getting word about the boston explosions at the capitol, flags low lowered to half staff. house speaker boehner, said while this is a terrible day the american spirit will help us carry on. our coverage of the terror at the boston marathon does not end here. later this half-hour, the banner headlines from the newspapers worldwide, covering the developing story. stay with us us abc news and abc news.com all day long. >> to other major headlines we are following this morning the a plan to reform the nation's immi
by wheelchairs and stretchers, one hospital official said the scene looked like a war zone. president obama was notified within minutes. he promised action. >> i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city and as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> reporter: officials are tracking multiple persons of interest including a man being treated at an area hospital as well as another individual who was seen trying to gain access to a restricted area five minutes before the blasts. john and diana. >> all right, tahman bradley live in boston, thank you. >>> well, the fbi is launching a massive effort to find those responsible for the deadly attack. again, looking at bomb fragments and looking at hundreds of videos from the finish line. >> with more, we're joined by abc's devin dwyer from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the u.s. since the september 11th, 2001 attacks. now the full weight of the u.
. there will be a memorial service on thursday. coming to grips with what president obama is calling an act of terror on american soil. >> suzanne kennedy is at reagan national airport tonight where many of those in our area who took part in the marathon are returning home. >> and a marathon runner will tell you that there is a certain high that comes the day after a significant athletic achievement, but the people we saw here today, those returning to washington, d.c., say they are just relieved to be harmed. the the bombs went off, memory of jessica's first boston marathon was shattered. >> it was so scary. washington,d to d.c., today bittersweet showing off her medal. klutz there's nothing like the boston marathon. i felt like i was in a dream and it quickly turned to a nightmare. >> lauren had already crossed the initial line when she heard the blast. anything likelt none before. bostonicipating in four marathons, this one giving your in your perspective. lives are lost. people are gravely injured. it is very somber today. >> they quietly filed out in mid morning flight, lacking the bravado that
are being transported to six area hospitals and just after 6:00 p.m., president obama addresses the country vowing to find those responsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> no matter how many times you see it it is still just as terrifying. i do want to show one photograph, as well, speaking to what was not the hundreds and hundreds of bags waiting for runners who were never able to claim them again, a snapshot of innocence and perfection on that patriots' day suspended if not lost. george. >> josh, the runners across the finish line right before the moment of impact, bill iffrig is right here, 78-year-old bill i have africa, rebecca roche and we have seen that image. i want to put it up on the screen as you were just approaching the finish line, the blast hit and you went down right there. tell us what you remember. >> yeah, i didn't know what had happened. all of a sudden this enormous blast right next to me and it just kind of buckled my legs and i knew i was going down so
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